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Melissa Heiland is a wife and mother of six. She holds a master's degree in education. Melissa has been serving in pro-life ministry since 1995. She has served as founder, executive director, client services director, board member and volunteer at centers around the world. She is the founder and president of Beautiful Feet International ( Beautiful Feet sends short-term mission teams around the world and establishes international pregnancy centers. BFI has established pregnancy centers in Jacó, San Jose, Tárcoles & Upala Costa Rica, in Kantunilkín & Mexico City, Mexico and Togo, West Africa in 2015.

Melissa has developed a comprehensive educational curriculum for pregnancy centers. Growing Together is designed to be used by volunteer counsellors as they help clients throughout their pregnancies and beyond. It is comprised of 95 individual lessons written by various experts. Lessons include, fetal development, parenting, breastfeeding, Bible study and much more. Melissa Heiland has drawn upon her 21 years in pregnancy center ministry in the U.S. and internationally to create this curriculum.

Melissa is the author of A Mother's Comfort and A Mother's Journey, devotionals written specifically for pregnant women and new mothers. She has written two devotionals for mission team members to help them prepare spiritually, Let's Go and Get Set will help members get the most out of their missions experience.

She is an international speaker and teacher at pregnancy centers, women's conferences and churches.

Powered by Passion, Melissa is passionate about her work saving babies and ministering to their mothers. She has worked with domestic and international centers toward this end.

Melissa is passionate about her work as an Author, Missionary and Pregnancy Center Founder. She is available to teach and speak about any or all of these aspects of their work. To request a speaking or teaching engagement with Melissa, please contact us!